Open Lecture: Sidsel Meineche Hansen, PHARMACOPORNOGRAPHER

Date and time
March 21, 2018, at 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Type of event
Place and route

LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan (Timetables at SL)

Welcome to a lecture with artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen focusing the female avatar EVA v3.0 which is a product sold online by TurboSquid, a company that supplies stock 3D models for medical animations and virtual adult entertainment among other industries.

The EVA v3.0 avatar is the main protagonist in Meineche Hansen's recent works, the CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and VR animations Seroquel® (2014), No right way 2 cum (2015) and DICKGIRL 3D(X) (2016) – and an object of her research on post-human sex. As part of this presentation, the artist will screen some video works and talk about the 'pharmacopornographic' model of society as the context for the production of this body of work.

The artist will also give a short introduction to the work in the exhibition OVER which opens at Index, Kungsbrostrand 19, Friday 23 March.

Sidsel Meineche Hansen (DK) is an artist based in London. Her work takes the form of woodcut prints, sculptures, CGI and VR animations which typically foreground the body's industrial complex in the pharmaceutical, porn and tech-industries. Her work also manifest as group work, publications, and as an ongoing series of seminars. Her work has been included in Sundance Festival, Salt Lake City, USA (2018) and the Bosnian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale and to the Vienna Biennial at Kunsthalle Vienna (both 2017). Recent solo presentations include OVER at Ludlow 38, NYC (2017), SECOND SEX WAR Gasworks, London and Trondheim Art Museum, No right way 2 cum, Transmission (2016), Glasgow International, Glasgow, ONE-self, Temporary Gallery, Cologne and Künstlerhaus Bremen (2015) and INSIDER, Cubitt Gallery, London (2014). Meineche Hansen's has also presented artist talks at the Serpentine Gallery and LUX, London and in Witte de With, Rotterdam. She currently works as a professor at the Jutland Art Academy.

The lecture is organized in collaboration between Konstfack and Index.

Johanna Gustafsson FürstProtected address 0707479564

Department of Fine Art

Updated: 12 March 2018